This email with the subject "Dear Beloved Friend in Christ" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 03 Oct 2009 16:10:14 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Mrs. Mary Schneider"<email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Beloved Friend in Christ I am Mrs. Mary Schneider married to Engr. Fritz Schneider a German citizen who worked with BAM Construct United Kingdom for Twenty One Years. My husband died in the Airbus A320-214 Concorde Plane Crash on Jan 15 2009, we are married without any children. Since after the death of my husband, I decided not to remarry and presently am 60 years old. When my husband was alive he deposited the sum of US$52.5 Million (Fifty Two Million Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars) with a Bank in London. Presently the funds are still with the bank and the management wrote me as the next beneficiary to my late husband to come forward to receive his benefits or have the account confiscated by the end of the 3rd Fiscal Quater but due to my health condition am unable to travel out of the Country as am presently in Germany . I cant risk my health condition to travel to England to claim the money as I see no need for it due to my presnt life status at this time, but I can authorize someone else I trust to stand as an appointed next of kin on my behalf to receive it. I have a deadly disease on my Lungs called CANCER and from doctor / physician indications my condition is really deteriorating and is quite obvious that my death is very close to me as I can see my life quickly ebbing away. The stage is worst more than ten months now and I have been hospitalized which affected my ability to talk. I am an orphan, no family back ground, no Parents, brothers, sisters or relatives but my country home origin is Australia where my late husband and I met. We were working in the same construction company in Australia before my late husband was posted and transferred to United Kingdom, which I relocated with him. Due to my poor health condition and based on doctors report, am scared that my life is almost at the end, so I decided to distribute the funds through your great influence and assistant as a widow’s dying wish by utilizing 80% of the total money to the following organizations like churches, orphanages home, handicaps, widows and widowers around the world while yourself and my Attorney will do away with 10% each for your time and kindness in fulfilling my heart desires. If I receive your reply, I’ll give you all the information on how to collect the money from the bank where the fund is been deposited. With the help of my attorney, a letter of authority declaring you as the next appointed beneficiary to the fund and how you will utilize or disburse the total sum will be given to you. Please assure me that you will make my dieing wishes come true, while you act accordingly. Below is my attorney contact information to assist you in claiming the money for my husband’s and myself wishes. All further communications should be directed to him as I have informed him of my communication with you . BARRISTER JAMES BORG (Esq) F. Cole Chambers & Advocates Address: 60 BAYS WATER RD, LONDON W2 3PS U.K Tel: + 44 7005-930-906 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org We expect your prompt reply and wish you will put me in your prayers hence forth. Do provide me with the below informations to enable my attorney provide you with the necessary details to establish further communications with the Bank in the U.K. Full Name : Address : Tel & Fax Number : Private Email : Age and Occupation : Thanks and God bless you. Yours Faithfully, Mrs. Mary Schneider